The Sierra Water Workgroup Summit will be held this year in Kings Beach, CA on June 12-13, 2014. The Summit theme this year is drought and climate change. The Sierra Fund CEO Elizabeth Martin will is on the agenda as part of the Water Bond Plenary session, as well as the breakout session on the Sierra-Delta Connection. We hope to see you there!
The 2014 Sierra Water Work Group Summit, sponsored by the State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, and the Sierra Nevada Alliance.
This two-day event is an occasion to raise the profile of the Sierra, discuss issues specific to disadvantaged communities, inform stakeholders of state and federal water policy issues, and share accomplishments, challenges, and resources among Regional Water Management Groups throughout the Sierra Nevada. This year’s Summit will feature speakers and panelists from IRWM Groups, lawyers, state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, tribes, and public officials. The Summit will bring together IRWM stakeholders from all over the Range of Light and will feature informational workshops, great food, networking and interactive discussions.
Over the past seven years and across the Sierra Nevada, diverse groups have been coming together to create model Integrated Regional Water Management Plans (IRWMPs) to ensure reliable water supply, protect water quality and restore Sierra headwaters. While in various stages of pre-planning, planning and implementation, IRWMPs now cover almost the entire Sierra region. The Sierra Water Workgroup mission is to assist regional efforts to protect and enhance water quality, water supply, and watershed health; to develop cooperative regional responses; and to facilitate reinvestment in our watersheds and water resources by all beneficiaries.